Cold Brew Coffee with a Twist

cold brewed coffee2 I had actually never heard about cold brewed coffee before watching Steve Booker’s youtube video about Salvage Coffee in Australia. Click Here to watch that video. So I went online and did a bit of research and turned out cold brewed coffee is quite easy to make at home. I then remembered, that when in The States last year, which was actually where I got addicted to iced-coffee, that when I had it with raw stevia, the coffee almost had a bit of a liquorice aftertaste, that was super tasty. With that in mind, I set out on a bit of an experimental adventure and came up with this recipe. Now I am Danish, where liquorice is the preferred sweet and in the last few years, it has become a bit of a trend to add it to almost everything over there, including chocolate and savoury dishes. So with that in mind, I like for the liquorice taste to be quite prominent, but if you are not used to eating a lot of liquorice, then maybe start off with a smaller amount of liquorice root than what I use and work your way up. But what is actually really great about adding the liquorice root to the coffee, is that it takes away the last bit of bitterness you normally get when drinking iced coffee, meaning that you don’t have to add any kind of sweetener. Plus when cold brewing coffee, you are already getting an iced-coffee that is less bitter, so to me, this coffee is just like having an afternoon treat on a hot day, but without any kind of guilt. Give me this over a coke any day! It is very simple to make this and because you use parts, you can make as big or small a portion as you want to. And if you are not a liquorice fan, then just skip the liquorice root and you will still get a delicious cold brewed iced-coffee. 1 part medium blend coffee 1/8 – 1/4 part chopped liquorice root (I get mine from the Tiger Store spice section www.tigerstores.co.uk ) 10 part filtered water Add all the ingredients in a fridge suitable container, stir, cover and leave in fridge for 12-24 hours. Then simply strain into a bottle or jug. I use a coffee cone lined with a coffee filter and just let it drip away. The cold brew can then be stored in the fridge for up to a week, but I am sure you will have drunk it all within a few days. Have you ever heard or tried cold brew before? I used Upgraded bulletproof coffee. Click Here to read my post on that.